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City Prescott, Arizona
Broadcast area Prescott / Flagstaff, Arizona
Branding The News 1490
Slogan "When KYCA Talks, People Listen."
Frequency 1490 kHz
First air date October 1, 1940
Format Talk radio
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 61433
Transmitter coordinates 34°33′03.00″N 112°27′45.00″W / 34.5508333°N 112.4625000°W / 34.5508333; -112.4625000
Callsign meaning Yavapai County Arizona.
Affiliations Fox News Radio
Westwood One
Owner Southwest Broadcasting
Sister stations KAHM
Webcast Listen Live

KYCA (AM 1490 kHz "The News 1490") is a radio station broadcasting a talk radio format to the Prescott-Flagstaff, Arizona, area. It first began broadcasting on October 1, 1940. The station is owned by Southwest Broadcasting, and is the original broadcaster of the following programs: "KYCA Talks", "KYCA PM","Tri-City Sports Round-Up," & "Healthline".


KYCA (The News 1490) has been serving Prescott and the surrounding communities since 1940, providing news and other programming to the rapidly growing area. The station was originally part of the Arizona Radio Network and owned by KTAR radio in Phoenix. The station was acquired by Southwest Broadcasting in 1970, and remains under that ownership today.[1]

KYCA, an affiliate of the Fox News Radio Network and Westwood One, also carries local news, sports, and other information. The station first began its transition to full-time news-talk radio with the premiere of The Rush Limbaugh Show in 1988 and The Dr. Dean Edell Show a few years later. The current lineup includes Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Jerry Doyle, and Lars Larson.

Notable Newscasters[edit]

Don Steel- Veteran of ABC radio

Ryan O'Hara - Boxing Journalist and ESPN Boxing Insider Contributor, also a graduate of the Embry-Riddle College of Security & Intelligence


  1. ^ "KYCA Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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